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Former Professor and University Administrator to Lead the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

DeAngela Burns-Wallace is the  CEO and president of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. She held administrative positions at Stanford University, the University of Missouri, and the University of Kansas.

Three African American Scholars Take on New Faculty Roles

Bryana French has been appointed associate chair in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota. Creston Herron was named director of orchestral activities at the University of Kansas and Jamie Waters is a new associate professor of Old Testament studies at Boston College.

A Quartet of Black Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Posts Relating to Diversity

Taking on new duties relating to diversity at universities are Bi Awosika at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Nefertiti Walker at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Dorothy Hines at the University of Kansas, Jai-Me Potter-Rutledge for the School of Public Health at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

A Quartet of African Americans Who Have Been Assigned New Diversity Duties in Higher Education

Taking on new roles relating to diversity in higher education are Barbara Lofton of the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, Linwood B. Whitten at Cleveland State University, Shawna Nesbitt at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, and Nicole Hodges Persley at the University of Kansas.

Three African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Diversity Positions

Taking on new roles relating to diversity are Tony Laing at Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts, Nkenge Friday at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Jamila Jefferson-Jones at the University of Kansas School of Law.

Four Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to New Positions in Academia

The four Black faculty in new roles or posts are Malinda Wilson-Swoope at Edward Waters University in Jacksonville, Florida, Peter Ukpokodu at the University of Kansas, Norrisa Haynes at Yale Medical School, and Fousseni Chabi-Yo in the School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Six African American Who Have Appointed to Higher Education Administrative Posts

Taking on new duties are Jeremy Faulk at Lincoln University in Missouri, Edvige Jean-François, at Georgia State University, Wendell Philips at Fayetteville State University, Monique Michelle Dozier at the University of California, Riverside, Rodney L. Demery at Grambling State University, and Nakita Haynie at the University of Kansas.

Universities Announce the Appointments of Seven Black Administrators

The new administrators are Wesley Fountain at Fayetteville State, Samantha Jones at Mississippi State, Makda Fessahaye at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Johnny Bernard Hill at North Carolina Central, Roshaunda Ross-Orta at Vanderbilt, William Moultrie at West Carolina, and Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas.

In Memoriam: John L. Newman, 1948-2022

In 1990, Newman acquired a full-time teaching position at the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville where he remained until he retired as professor emeritus in 2013. Newman presented his artwork in numerous group and solo exhibitions throughout the United States, in Jamaica, and Macedonia.

Universities Announce the Hiring of Seven African Americans for Administrative Positions

Taking on new administrative assignments are Joseph M. Corazzini at Clark University, Andrea Sankey at Prairie View A&M University, Lorri L. Saddler at Clark Atlanta University, Maurita N. Poole at Tulane University, Nelson Mosely at the University of Kansas, Brittany Straw at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and Haley Gingles at Winston-Salem State University.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to Higher Education Diversity Posts

The five African Americans taking on new diversity roles are G. Christopher Hunt at Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Randi Congleton at the University of Pittsburgh, Herman Gray at Wayne State University in Detroit, Natara Gray at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, and Jordan Brandt at the University of Kansas.

African American Faculty Members Who Have Been Assigned to New Roles

The five Black faculty members who have been promoted or assigned to new posts are Jospeh Jordan at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dorothy E. Hines at the University of Kansas, Karida Brown at Fisk University in Nashville, John Francis at the Yale School of Medicine, and Deidra Hodges at Florida International University in Miami.

Study Examines Racial Differences in Students’ Experiences in Campus Housing

After interviewing campus housing administrators, staff, and students at three major universities, Zak Foste of the University of Kansas found that students of color who lived in predominantly White facilities commonly reported not feeling welcome, being uncomfortable with roommates, and avoiding spending time in their residence.

Five African Americans Appointed to Administrative Posts at Colleges and Universities

The five African Americans appointed to new administrative posts are Aisha Jackson at the University of Colorado Boulder, Melvin Jackson at North Carolina State University, Mechell Clark McCrary at Fort Valley State University in Georgia, Kevin Joseph at the University of Kansas, and Kristie L. Kenney at Talladega College in Alabama.

In Memoriam: Edward W. Crosby, 1932-2021

Dr. Crosby joined the faculty at Kent State University in 1969. There he founded the Institute for African American Affairs, which later became the department of Pan-African studies. He led the Black studies programs at the university for a quarter century.

The Next Dean of the School of Social Work at the University of Alabama

Dr. Schnavia Smith Hatcher has been serving as director of the School of Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Earlier, Dr. Hatcher was the founding director of the Center for African American Studies at the University of Texas at Arlington from 2012 to 2016.

Four African Americans Scholars Who Are Taking on New Roles in Higher Education

The four African American scholars who are beginning new assignments are Josef Sorett at Columbia University in New York City, Lerone A. Martin at Washington University in St. Louis, Jessica T. DeCuir-Gunby at North Carolina State University, and Kristopher A. Oliveira at the University of Kansas.

Eight Black Scholars Who Are Taking on New Assignments or Duties

Here is this week’s listing of Black faculty members from colleges and universities throughout the United States who have been appointed to new positions or have been assigned new duties.

Mary Dana Hinton Appointed President of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia

Since 2014, Dr. Hinton has served as president of the College of St. Benedict in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Before becoming president at the College of St. Benedict, Dr. Hinton was vice president for academic affairs at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York.

University of Kansas Renames its Integrated Sciences Building for Bernadette Gray-Little

Dr. Gray-Little became the 17th chancellor of the University of Kansas in 2009. She is the only woman to serve in that role. Dr. Gray-Little stepped down as chancellor after the 2016-17 academic year.

University of Kansas to Offer a Graduate Degree Program in Diversity and Inclusion Leadership

The program is designed to offer graduate students and working professionals the tools and techniques to better navigate leadership opportunities within the context of social diversity and equity in the United States.

Racism and “Categorical Manipulation” in Disability Status in Education

A new study from the University of Kansas shows that when groups who have enjoyed status and prestige for a long time are forced to accept outsiders into their customary categories, they can move down to what formerly was a less prime slot and use their influence to redefine the terms of categorization.

Three Black Scholars Who Have Been Appointed to Positions as Deans

Akinlolu O. Ojo was named executive dean of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Robin Renee Davis will be dean of the Sydney Lewis School of Business at Virginia Union University and Linda Burton has been named dean of the School of Social Welfare at the University of California, Berkeley.

Five African Americans Who Have Been Appointed to University Administrative Posts

Those appointed to new administrative positions are Assata Zerai at the University of New Mexico, Sean C. Garrick at the University of Illinois, Alexis Smith at the Mississippi University for Women, Bulaong Ramiz-Hall at the University of Kansas, and Christopher Jefferson at Pennsylvania State University.

Dereck Rovaris Named President of American Association of Blacks in Higher Education

Since 2014, Dereck J. Rovaris Sr. has served as vice provost for diversity at Louisiana State University. Earlier, he was associate vice chancellor for academic and multicultural affairs at the Louisiana State University Heath Sciences Center in New Orleans.

University of Kansas Offering New Minor in African & African Diasporic Languages

The study of foreign languages and cultures will be a foundational element of the minor, as well as regional competency and cultural understanding.

Three African American Faculty Members Appointed to New Higher Education Posts

Taking on new assignments are Stephanie Miles-Richardson of the Morehouse School of Medicine, Jennifer Hamer at Pennsylvania State University, and Gregory Crichlow at the University of Kansas.

Clarence Lang Named Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Pennsylvania State University

Currently, Dr. Lang serves as the interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas, where he's been a faculty member since 2011. He will assume his new duties on July 1, 2019.

Study Finds Race of Messenger Affects How Users Interact With Posts on Twitter

Using eye-tracking devices, researchers found that young White Americans looked longer at messages from White Twitter users about Colin Kaepernick and his national anthem protests. But when questioned, the participants stated that that they would be more likely to engage with Black Twitter users.

Study Finds Black School Students With Disabilities Are More Likely to Be Suspended or Expelled

The researchers found that Black girls with disabilities had the highest rate of overrepresentation in-school suspension and out-of-school suspension. Black boys experienced a greater representation in in-school suspension.

University Study Finds Efforts to Make Science Relevant to Diverse Students Create Divisions

These practices in the classroom attribute health problems to individual choices and divide students into those who are deemed ready for a general chemistry or anatomy lab from those who need to apply the laboratory work to correct problems in their personal lives.

University Study Finds People’s Opinions Are Not Swayed by Police Racial Disparity Statistics

A new study by scholars at the University of Kansas and George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, has found that people do not change their opinions of the police after being presented with statistics of racial disparities in police stops.

Project Aims to Expand Research on Obscure African American Novels

The Black Book Interactive Project at the University of Kansas is building the first searchable digital collection of previously unavailable and understudied African-American novels. Maryemma Graham, University Distinguished Professor of English, is overseeing the project.

University of Kansas Aims to Increase Diversity in Its Engineering Programs

The KUEST (KU Engineering, Science and Technology) program aims to expand and fill the pipeline of underrepresented engineers, including women and minorities, with an array of programs aimed at students as young as middle school.

University of Missouri Names Building After a Black Woman It Had Rejected for Admission in 1939

In 1939, Lucile Bluford, who had worked as a journalist for several newspapers, applied for admission to the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She was accepted for admission but later was turned away when university officials saw the color of her skin.

New Administrative Jobs for Seven African Americans in Higher Education

Here is this week’s roundup of African Americans who have been appointed to new administrative positions at colleges and universities throughout the United States.

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